by Robert Erskine F.R.S. Geogr. A. U.S. and Assistants.
Military topographic map. Covers the townships of Kinderhook and Ghent in Columbia County, New York. Shows roads running through Kinderhook and West Ghent. Also shows buildings and owners' names, landforms and streams.
Shows relief by hachures.
Title proper from recto is the work of a later editor--Simeon DeWitt or his assign--subsequent to 1820. Title from verso is in Erskine's hand and may be cited as such. Index title, statement of responsibility, date, series title and series numbering also by Erskine, but on separate index sheet filed at head of series.
Pen-and-ink, pencil on laid paper.
Watermark: "T & C" accompanied by plow; similar to Gravell and Miller American watermarks nos. 635 and (less closely) 105.
Soild, creased and abraded. Mounted on cloth, bound, disbound and silked by subsequent owners. Cleaned after removal of backings 1999; some fill remains. Sheathed in mylar.
In erased pencil on recto: "No 93 N"
In ink on verso: "N N N"
Also on verso: fully developed hatchures of unidentified mountains and the profile portrait of a youthful man, both in Erskine's hand. It is possible that the portrait is of Erskine himself; no other portrait is known.
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